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“Kill the Ampaya!” The Best Latin American Baseball Fiction

May 6, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm UTC+0

“Dick Cluster has done a masterful job of curating and translating this collection of short stories. Each reflects a passion for baseball and a recognition that the sport and its lessons are omnipresent, reflecting and informing and mimicking real life. Most  also tend to be infused with a wonderful mysticism that both reflects and then slyly tweaks its gringo counterpart.” — Paul Hagen, mlb.com

“It may be that as this baseball season begins, no book related to the game is more necessary than this one. The great bonus is that ‘Kill The Ampaya!’ is also great fun. An extraordinary collection.” — Bill Littlefield, WBUR/NPR “Only a Game”

Oakland’s Dick Cluster will introduce Kill the Ampaya!: the Best of Latin American Baseball Fiction, his newly published selection and translations of stories by writers from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela.


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Oakland Public Library Temescal branch
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Oakland, CA 94609 United States
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